Butter Roasted Potatoes
Despite being baked in the oven, I think the most similar baked potato recipe to potato fries is butter roasted potatoes. I can even say that it is the best oven alternative to french fries that I have tried so far. The outer is not hard as in many baked potato recipes, but it is crispy, and the inside is soft like Turkish delight.
For butter roasted potatoes, the diced potatoes are par boiled first. What does par boiled mean? When you insert a fork or knife to check whether the potatoes are cooked, if it enters very easily in the first place it means that they are fully cooked. But if you can feel the hardness in the middle, it means that it is par boiled.
After the potatoes are cooked in this way, they are then mixed with the butter, and meanwhile the outer part of them crumbles slightly, the starch comes out, a layer of starch and butter mixture forms on the outside, which makes them crispy when cooked. This is the biggest feature that distinguishes the butter roasted potatoes from other baked potatoes.
Can I Use Olive Oil Instead of Butter?
While you're preparing baked potatoes, you might be thinking of making it a little lighter and using olive oil. Your most natural right. But believe me, if olive oil gave the same result as butter, I would use olive oil instead of butter. If you want to get the consistency that the recipe promises, you should use butter. But if compromising the consistency is not a problem for you, you can of course also use olive oil.
In such alternative usage requests, I determine my answer according to the principle of non-compromise. If the change to be made requires a big compromise in taste, consistency or appearance, I recommend not making this change. But of course, whether this compromise is big or not is a very personal thing. At this point, if the question is asked to me, I try to give a clear answer, thinking that the important thing is how big the compromise is for me. This means that if you have enough curiosity, the courage to take risks and the time, you can try the things that I said impossible.
You can diversify the recipe flavoring it with different spices, according to your taste. For example, slightly spicy paprika will go very well with it. You can also try rosemary and similar spices, as baked rosemary potatoes recipe.
Enjoy the recipe...
- 6 medium potatoes,
- 1 tablespoon of butter,
- Peel the potatoes and cut them into large cubes,
- Wash, drain and take into a pot,
- Add enough water to cover them, close the lid and cook on medium heat until half soft and then strain,
- Add the butter and salt, cover the lid and shake the pot,
- Spread the potatoes on a baking tray lined with greaseproof paper and bake in the preheated oven at 190 degrees until golden brown,
- Serve immediately.